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PE and Sports Grant Strategy – 2022/2023

For the financial year 2022/23, the school will receive a  £21,450 grant. This is to support the provision of PE for children attending Sherwell Valley Primary School.  We have used this funding to support the priorities identified in our most recent PE and Sports Grant Strategy which were:

  1. To support children in accessing a wider range of sports and clubs in and after school (particularly in Key Stage 1)
  2. To create opportunities for staff to work alongside high-quality professional sports coaches modelling best practice that staff are able to replicate in their own PE sessions
  3. To develop what is offered to children in playtimes so that there is the opportunity for children to participate in high-quality physical activities during these times
  4. To support staff in helping children attend outside of school events (festivals, competitive events) etc.

How will the funding be spent in 2022/23?

How do we expect this to impact children in School? 

The additional after school clubs, run by specialist sports providers will  give the opportunity for up to 24 children to attend each club every half term giving them access to the additional multi-skills and sporting opportunities offered.  We will continue to work with the organisations running the clubs for us to ensure that the children who attend are offered the opportunity to continue their experience outside of school to further their sporting participation.

The role of the Playleader at lunchtimes in both Key Stage 1 and 2 playgrounds and the increase in mealtime assistants will continue to support children in accessing a wide range of physical activities, games and equipment throughout the lunch period. They have focused on involving those who are currently less active in games and activities.   The Playleaders have purchased additional resources which has enabled them to play a wider array of games safely in the same amount of space. 

We will continue to support Teachers in enabling children from across Key Stage 2 particularly to attend sports competitions, tournaments and festivals.. These opportunities will require an additional level of staffing and cover for teaching staff while they are accompanying children but allow the children to experience these events and gain a lifelong love of physical activity. 

How has this funding supported sustainable improvements in sport and PE in the school?

The increased provision on the playground will ensure that children will have a safe and designated space to participate in their choice of activities. Having skilled staff with a background in PE on the playground will encourage children to be active along with being taught core skills. This will help develop PE beyond the 2 hour curriculum offer. Staff will offer provision that encourages those children who are less active to participate.

 The development of both playgrounds is something that we would like to continue in the future to encourage more children during break times to be physically active.